UNFPA Executive Director Babatunde Osotimehin writes.

Access to family planning services important for adolescent women In a Huffington Post Global Motherhood opinion piece, UNFPA Executive Director Babatunde Osotimehin writes, [I]t warms my heart to see that safe motherhood and women’s reproductive health are finally being named important development issues, but an incredible number of women in developing countries absence even the most basic care during pregnancy still, leading to maternal death and injury and hundreds of millions of women lack usage of family planning services, including modern contraceptives revia . It really is inexcusable that in the 21st century motherhood remains so harmful for so many. It is not only morally incorrect but also hampers economic advancement and the survival and well-being of families, nations and communities, he writes.